Monday, January 13, 2014

Birthday Wishes

Here is today's card:

The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and made from white card stock.  The teal mat is 5 3/8"x4 1/8."  The white rectangles are 5 1/8"x1 3/8."  The corners were rounded on all these pieces with a 1/4" corner rounder.

The white number strips are from "Graphically Speaking."  The two strip is on page 69 and the one strip is on page 68.  They were cut at 1 1/4" (real dial size).  I added star dust Stickles to some of the twos and ones for a little more sparkle.

The ovals were also cut using "Graphically Speaking."  It is on page 35.  I used Cricut Craft Room to hide all the cuts on the white oval and all but the small holes on the sides of the teal oval.  The teal oval was cut at 2" and the white oval was cut at 1 5/8."

I stamped the image in turquoise gem ink by Tsukineko and heat embossed it with holographic embossing powder.  I then added some white brads to the holes in the sides and adhered it to the card with foam tape.

The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps, the "Mini Messages" set.  I stamped it in more of the turquoise gem ink.  I cut the strip into a banner and adhered it to the card with more foam tape.  I then tied three pieces of caribbean twine, by The Twinery, into a bow and added them to the side of the sentiment.

I think this makes a pretty, and subtle, 21st birthday card.

I made this for the following challenges:
BBTB2: birthday card with a number
The Friday Mashup: birthday project with twine
{PIN}spirational: photo inspiration below (colors)
Die Cuttin' Divas: sketch (below)


  1. I love this card !!!! Beautiful design and the colors , and of course the sparkle !!! Thank you soo much for joining us at BBTB2 !!!


  2. Wonderful card Paula!! Love the colors and the embossing. And those cupcakes are great. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Birthday W/number' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  3. wow i am loving everything on this card, such a cute cupcake image so sparkly
    thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  4. This is such a pretty birthday card - with lots of sparkle and a great color scheme!

    Thank you for participating in the {PIN}Spirational Challenge!

  5. Great birthday card! I love the sparkles and the colors! So glad you joined us at Cupcake Inspirations for our Sparkle challenge.
    Hugs, Debbie!

  6. This is such a pretty card! I love all the sparkle and the glitzy cupcakes. Great job! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  7. What a fabulous card Paula! I love this design and love that you took 2 number strips to make the 21. Very clever! Love the color combo too and those cupcakes. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2;-)

  8. Paula, your card is AMAZING! I LOVE the embossing you did on the image/cupcakes -- it looks fantastic. LOVE the number strips, too! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at BBTB2 this week!

    Emily - Mollie's Motif

  9. What a fantastic idea! I love what you did for the challenge! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2!

  10. Great idea to highlight the numbers with glitter! Thanks for joining the BBTB2 challenge!
    ~Laura @

  11. Beautiful card. Love how you randomly sparkled up the numbers! Thanks for playing along with us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

    Nance, DT

  12. Love how you incorporated the number strips in your pretty card. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  13. Your card is fantastic. I love the white words you used to create a sort of embossed look. You did a great job at combining so many challenges.

    Thank you for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

  14. Love this card! The colors and sparkle and layout. :) Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations. -Alycia

  15. Sweet card! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  16. Great idea using the 2 panels of numbers! Love the colors too! Thanks for joining BBTB2 this week!

  17. Awesome card. Using the two columns of numbers was creative

    Maureen (bbtb2)